10 July 2013

Product Review: Mineralogie Waterproof Mascara

If there is one thing I always wear, it’s mascara. Even if I don’t wear any other makeup, I usually wear mascara. I haven’t got particularly pale lashes, but I simply just feel that I look ‘naked’ and sick without it. But as we all know, mascara isn’t just mascara. So when I was asked to trial the *Mineralogie Waterproof Mascara by Tammerly from Spoilt by Pink Diva, I naturally happily accepted. Here are my thoughts;

What They Say:

"The must have for every makeup bag, our new Waterproof Mascara defines and separates each lash while giving a long, lush and rich finish. Sweet tears of joy, a dash in the rain or a splash in the pool will see your full lash look protected and looking fabulous. Long lasting, all-day wear, yet easy to remove with Mineralogie's signature Eye Makeup Remover. Available in Black."

RRP: $34 (6ml) – Available from Mineralogie Online, and select Beauty Salons and Spas
What I Say:

I love it when I come across new brands. And as I has not previously heard of the Mineralogie brand, so I decided to do a little research and I was very happy with what I discovered. The products not only contain the most pure minerals, they are also free of any harsh chemicals. Increasingly interested in more natural skincare and makeup products, I really love sound of that. I also love that Mineralogie has listed all the ingredients used in the mascara on the packaging, which you rarely find on mascaras these days.

The mascara comes in a very simple black packaging with white writing, making it look very luxe and stylish.

Miineralogie claims that the Waterproof Mascara defines and separates each lash while giving a long, lush and rich finish that will last all day, yet will be easy to remove. And having very sensitive eyes, that easily water, I do prefer using waterproof mascaras to make sure that I don’t end up with mascara running down my face during the day.

I tried colour black, which is a glossy black, and one coat of the mascara did coat and separate my lashes nicely, giving them a nice glossy look. But as I didn’t feel any volume or length had been added, I added another coat. But sadly, when I added the second coat, my lashes started to stick and clump together for a not very natural look. I used the mascara several times, but unfortunately each time with the same result.

The mascara stays put all day, without dropping, smearing or smudging, and it feels very gentle and wear, even for my sensitive eyes.

The mascara wand is a standard medium spoolie brush, that easily gets into the hard to reach lashes. But unfortunately the bristles on the brush are very hard and stiff, so I found that they were ‘scratching’ my lash line as I was applying the mascara, something my sensitive eyes did not enjoy.


Sometimes waterproof mascara can be difficult to remove, even with makeup remover specifically designed for waterproof makeup. I tried to remove the Mineralogie Waterproof Mascara with a couple of different makeup removers for waterproof, and regardless of which one I used, it was easy to remove without the need to rub and tear at the eye area.

Mineralogie Waterproof Mascara has a slight chemical scent, which I cannot say that I am fond off, but it does quickly fade away, I can still tolerate it.

The Mineralogie Waterproof Mascara is available for purchase through select stockist, as well as online through the Mineralogie online store, which charges $5.95 for the delivery.

At $34, it is not a cheap mascara, but considering it is a mineral mascara I think it is still a reasonable mascara. However, although it was comfortable to wear, it is not the mascara for me, as it simply does not give my lashes the desired look and I am not fond of the stiff brush.
*This product was kindly provided for trial by Spoilt by Pink Diva, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you ever heard of Mineralogie? What is your favourite mascara? And are you like me, and always wear mascara too?



  1. Replies
    1. It does look good, but unfortunately a little too stiff for my sensitive eyes.

  2. My favourite is Maybelline
    but I heard Mineralogie is a good one :),
    I never tried Mineralogie

    Nice post :D

    1. It is a great and very gentle mascara, but again, unfortunately I did not like the stiff brush.


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